Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Danny Tejera

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Danny Tejera is a Spanish-American playwright and actor. He has been a resident at Tofte Lake Center, holds a B.A. from Columbia University, and got a playwriting M.F.A. at Hunter College and UT-Austin where he was mentored by Annie Baker (09, 14, 17, 19) and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (12, 15).

Tejera’s play TOROS was performed at Second Stage Theater’s 2022 Judith Champion New Voices Series. He was also awarded a commission from Second Stage Theater.

While at MacDowell, he worked on his play ELECTRA MARTÍNEZ, an auto-fictional adaptation of Sophocles’ Electra.

Portrait by Daniel Martin



Danny Tejera worked in the Garland studio.

Marian MacDowell and friends originally named this studio in memory of Anna Baetz, the nurse who helped care for Edward MacDowell in the waning years of his life. With generous support from the Garland family, the studio was renovated in 2013 and renamed the Peter and Mary Garland Studio. The inward opening, diamond-pane windows were replaced…

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